Answers/October 24th

Answers/October 24th
Wednesday, October, 24, 2007 Welcome to another brilliant edition of What Was She Wearing: Answers! As always, our very beloved interns are responsible for researching and writing this story, so thank Allison, Jessica, and Cory for their unflagging diligence (we sure do!).

Jessica Alba
A large purse can be a girl's best friend, especially on those days when you need to lug around lots of stuff. It seems you agree, as our inboxes are full with big-bag inquiries. This week there were a number of questions about a certain smoky leather carryall seen on the arm of Jessica Alba. The Wooster Maggie tote from Rafe features slouchy, distressed leather and antique brass hardware and is available in Bordeaux, Taupe, or Charcoal leather as seen on Jessica. ($550, rafe.com)

Kelly Osbourne
We commend Kelly Osbourne for her on-point fall outfits, as these recent, polished looks have garnered approval from our WWWD readers. Those Kelly-converts have expressed their need for garment details of this particular outfit and we're happy to help. Starting with outerwear, she's wearing a double-breasted, baby blue wool Miu Miu Peacoat. ($1237, mytheresa.com) Delia's has a lovely coat in a similar Miu Miu shade of blue on sale right now that readers might like as well. ($78.50, delias.com) Osbourne's shoes are the classic Gilda style by Gina and they're adorned with an arrangement of Swarovski jewels. She's sporting them in black satin with a diamante gradient that ranges from Crystal to Jet, but the heels are also available in six other shades. ($1279, gina.com)

Eva Mendes
Seen here heading into MTV's TRL, Eva Mendes paired a dainty dress with some stellar accessories that left everyone in a state of material-lust. The girly frock is from Zac Posen's Spring 07 collection, so it is sadly no longer available, however, there are some similar styles in the Spring 08 collection, so check zacposen.com for stockists and delivery dates. Her awesome white patent leather pumps are Sergio Rossi's Veronika heels ($395, 310.271.0111). Lastly, Mendes gets a lovely contrast with the rest of her light-colored outfit via her Michael Kors Belted Satchel in Coffee ($1,195, 310.777.8862).

Chloe Sevigny
It's a special treat spotting a Chloe Sevigny outing, as she never fails to show us that the right pieces make an outfit. She recently made readers' mouths water over the sleek clutch she carried at the Lanvin Show at Paris Fashion week. Chloe's Lana Marks Cleopatra Clutch in black alligator was customized for her with a silver strap because she loves to wear her bags over the shoulder. ($9450, 310.274.5240) For a more budget-friendly alternative, try Jill Stuart's Francesca clutch in black patent leather ($295, shopbop.com) or Urban Outfitter's Kisslock wallet clutch in black croc ($24, urbanoutfitters.com). As for her dress, naturally she's wearing something from Lanvin's Spring 08 collection-unavailable for us mere mortals. But you can fake it in the meantime with Catherine Malandrino's Short Sleeve Ruffle Dress in an very Big Bird shade of yellow! ($445, shopbop.com )

Chloe and Eva, Splash News. Kelly and Jessica, Pacific Coast News
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